* Team Blockchain's Jonny Fry will be giving an update on: "Recent developments in the CryptoCurrency market and evolving trends"
Jonny Fry is a blockchain, crypto economics, ICO and funds specialist, with over 25 years experience as CEO of an asset management business which he floated in London with over £1 Billion under management . His focus has been on the dynamics of financial innovation, advising on ICOs, Tokenomics, Crypto funds and he is a regular speaker on these topics.
* DLA Piper's Martin Bartlam will be talking on "Legal challenges around ICOs"
Martin Bartlam is experienced in complex capital markets transactions, securitisation and derivatives. He has over 20 years of experience as a finance lawyer and has lectured on and acted as external examiner on international bond finance, project finance, syndicated lending and financial instruments at Kings College, London University.
* Team Blockchain's Gary Nuttall will be explaining “The Opportunities Challenges and myths of Blockchain” An overview of Blockchain technology that underpins many ICOs and the most common questions people ask about Blockchain".
Gary Nuttall has over twenty-five years commercial technology experience working in a number of sectors including retail, pharmaceuticals, commodity trading and insurance. He provides blockchain consultancy and is a regular presenter, keynote speaker and evangelist on blockchain, ICO's and cryptocurrency.
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* Taro Yoshioka and Nathalie Prange will be talking about ICOs from a Japanese view having been part of Cardano that has carried out a successful ICO
Kentaro Yoshioka is the Executive of the UK branch of the Japanese firm Emurgo, which is part of Cardano. With a mixed cultural background, Taro, as he likes to be called, did cross-cultural studies and anthropology, and backpacked throughout 120 countries around the world. Nathalie previously worked in Research & Development at Apple and after being part of a well-established corporation, she recently joined Emurgo in London to be part of the cryptocurrency market and blockchain technology adventure, believing that they are going to play major roles in the future of our worldwide society. * Contract Vault (www.contractvault.io)
Based in Zug - in the heart of Crypto Valley - Contract Vault is an advanced platform built with blockchain technology that allows users with little or no legal or blockchain knowledge to create, customize, manage and deploy legally-binding conventional and smart contracts. The Contract Vault marketplace offers users a dynamic ecosystem of powerful templates, advice and services from both legal and blockchain experts. The Contract Vault core team and its advisors including Laux Lawyers are focused on providing a platform that will empower users with accessible tools that will enhance and simplify their business and will help carry the legal profession deep into the 21st century.
Gordon Mickel is co-founder of Contract Vault. A total of 19 years slogging away in the technical trenches of a variety of industries (banking, insurance, defence to name a few), computer science studies at the University of Basel plus a dash of entrepreneurialism have given Gordon an insider's perspective on technology as it stands today.
* Kora (www.Kora.network.com)
Based in NYC they are building an infrastructure for inclusive financial systems, by building functionality for identity, money transfer and lending into the blockchain, and providing access without internet. The first beta starts at the end of February in Nigeria by helping 300 farmers get paid directly.
Maomao Hu's is a Co-Founder of Kora, his experiences have focused on the intersection between machines and people. In 2014, he founded the Artificial Intelligence practice at management consulting firm The Capital Markets Company. Later, he joined AI start-up Neurens